How did the element iron get its name?

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Jan 24, 2017

Answer:

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Explanation:

According to the spray, the English word #"iron"# derives ultimately from Proto-Germanic #"isarnan"# which is also the source of the German name #"Eisen"#, which possibly means #"strong"#.

Of course the #Fe# chemical symbol derives from the Latin #"ferrum"#.